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breaking news at 6:00. subway service is resumed at the jackson avenue stop after a commuter was slashed in the head overnight. details on what led up to the attack. showdown in wisconsin. donald trump and hillary clinton facing another fierce primary battle as they fight to maintain the frontrunner status. and you know what? grab your fleece hat. we're waking up to temperatures in the 20s. it's going to feel even colder outside. cover your heads, stay warm. good morning, i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori stokes. >> that's the mommy in you coming out >> i know. i'm all bossy pants, right? >> and i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it is tuesday, april 5th. and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic.
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and the whether forecast >> did you say grab your fleece hat, admonish snell >> yes. >> is it a particular hat i have to wear? >> yes. just listen to me. >> all right. >> i'm trying to help you. >> i'm getting my fleece hat. here we go. 27 degrees right now. you better get a fleece hat, that's right. 22 kingston and poughkeepsie, 21 in carmel, which, by the way, today is national carmel day also. 27 around the park. the real feel here with these north/northeast winds and at times it's been northwest, but it's all out of the north and that's our coldest wind, and so we're looking at 10 for the real feel at white plains. 16 bridgeport, white plains always a windy spot. freeze warning until 10:00. sunshine today, but that will do very little to warm things up. we get to maybe 41, 42 this afternoon, but the wind chills will be in the teens this morning, 20s much of the day, 30 this afternoon. we'll talk about yankees baseball weather next. weather then heather right now. what's going on out there? >>reporter: we'll talk about
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bruckner, northbound side right near country club road, vu this accident. all lanes are subject to closure as you go through that spot. and then heading up onto the taconic south right near pudding street, that is an accident being cleared away. we had this problem on the hutch north right near north street. that accident has been cleared. and then an earlier accident on the cross bronx eastbound side on the service road right near the bronx river parkway, that accident also cleared away. 2 trains, the trains are stopping at jackson avenue despite the ongoing police activity. diana rocco is going to be up with more of and our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. 6:02. we have breaking news now in the bronx. a robbery attempt ends in bloodshed with a strap hanger slashed in the head. this happening about 1:00 this morning at the jackson avenue station in mott haven. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco is there live. diana, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, ken. that 26-year-old man was slashed in the head when he did not want to give up his backpack. the two robbers took off on
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them this morning. southbound service at the jackson avenue station was suspended for several while police investigated. this all happened at about 1:15 this morning. police say the train -- the 2 train was pulling into the jackson avenue station when two men approached the victim. they demanded his backpack and then slashed the man in the head. the two robbers took off on foot with the backpack while the victim was take tone lincoln hospital where he remains in stable condition. crime statistics show slashings and stabbings are up about 20% citywide this year over last. the police commissioner says they are aware of it, and they are handling it. >> stabbings and slashings aren't going away. we live in new york city, we live in the world, you're always going to have them. what we're attempting to dorks however, is one of the few crimes is going up, at the same time it's going up at a level that is of concern to us, so that's the additional effort that we're putting into it, and
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we focus on here, it will go down. >>reporter: so, again, train service has resumed here this morning after being suspended for several hours while police conducted their investigation. that victim now in stable condition and police looking for two men in their 20s. we're live in the mott haven section of the bronx this morning, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, diana. new this morning, at least 20 people have been hurt after a bus carrying bronx college students overturned upstate. it happened in minerva, about 75 miles north of albany in the adirondacks. this is new video from the scenes. the charter bus was carrying student from suny maritime back to campus. it went off the side of a road late yesterday morning. all of the injuries are, thank goodness, considered minor. state police think icy conditions definitely caused the crash. police are looking for a gang of thieves who robbed hundreds of dollars from a deliveryman in hamilton heights. police at the 30th precinct say the thieves got close to $300. they cornered the victim in an
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that he was delivering. two of the suspects are young men ages 18 to 20 maybe. the third suspect is a young woman who was dressed in a gray hoodie and was wearing dark jeans. time is 6:04. a saturday night birthday bash nearly turned into a bashing for a bar owner targeted by a violent gang of teenagers. the trouble erupted at the hardware bar in hell's kitchen. it's a known gay bar and the owner ericine einstein was celebrating a friend's birthday when an egg was thrown and hit him in the jaw. eric saw three teenaged boys staring at him and took off. he gave chase and caught up with one. >> he hit me right here on the jaw. i thought it was maybe a full bottle of water or something, not fully solid, but heavy. >> seconds later the kids' two friends circled back. when it was three against one, eric let go of the teen and called police. the incident now being investigated as a hate crime. 6:05. you can call it the battle for
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their candidate for president today with polls opening in the next two hours. 42 delegates are on the line for the republican candidates. donald trump is hoping a win will cement his nomination, although polls suggest otherwise. for the democrats, bernie sanders appears ready to bring home his sixth straight victory, capturing the lion's share of 96 delegates. abc's ray ramundi joins us with the candidates' last minute push for votes. good morning. >>reporter: hey, good morning to you, mibel. as you mentioned, 42 delegates up for grabs for the republicans, 96 for the democrats. today's outcome will undoubtedly be a momentum changer, this as a clear path could also be set for contested republican national convention. another tuesday and another potentially game-changing primary. >> your vote is going to be very important tomorrow because the world is watching wisconsin. the world is watching. >>reporter: republican frontrunner donald trump subdued and with his wife in the badger state admitting
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>> i could have done without it. and it's true. and i wish i didn't send it out. if i had it to do again, i would not have done t. >>reporter: trump and senator ted cruz participating in a town hall forum last night on fox. cruz giving trump a tongue lashing and denying rumors about infidelityities >> have you committed adultery in your marriage? >> i have not. that attack was complete and utter garbage. i have always been faithful to my wife. >>reporter: a ted cruz win in wisconsin will make a contested gop convention a lot more likely. [ crowd noise ] >>reporter: the democrats, meanwhile, campaigning late into the evening hours. bernie sanders in milwaukee, acting more confident than ever. >> we have won six out of the last seven caucuses and primaries. >>reporter: hillary clinton holding rallies in her home state of new york, her team talking about her nearly insurmountable delegate lead as the candidates vow -- as the candidate vowed to increase the national minimum wage >> this is something americans deserve across our country and i, again, will proudly take what's happened here in new york and go to washington. >>reporter: and the latest democratic poll numbers in wisconsin show senator sanders slightly ahead of clinton, but it's within the margin of error for a statistical tie. in the meantime senator cruz also ahead in the polls in wisconsin, this as john kasich remains his focus here in new york ahead of the all-important primaries which are happening here two weeks from today. we're live here in new york this morning, ray raimundi for channel 7 eyewitness news >> thank you. 6:08. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast >> here we go. we look from our camera on the roof over to fifth avenue and all the way out toward queens. it is looking good this morning. there's some clouds to the east, back to the west and north we've got clearing skies, and we'll have a beautifully sunny day today.
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rather quickly and we might actually see a really decent sunrise. but it's cold. it's 27 degrees, and you see the clearer skies up in central, northern jersey, up the hudson river valley here, the clouds around coastal connecticut and the five boroughs. all of that dries out, heads east. a lot of sunshine coming your way after this morning. 31 at 10:00, noontime 34. 39 at 2:00, and 41 barely for a little time this afternoon. at the bus stop, kiddos, here are the huckleberries. we have one truant huckleberry, but otherwise the cast of characters, the usual suspects are there. they're dressed warmly. you dress warmly too. after school it's 41, it'll feel like 30, so you got sports after school, going to be outside, you know, the bus stop, before an after school, it's going to be cold. dress warmly. weather then heather every seven minutes. she's got something going on. >>reporter: well, you know, i'm just looking at the fdr drive which is actually not doing too badly. we had some earlier construction in the 90s. the 70s, looks like everything has been cleared away.
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and we'll tell you what's not cleared away, that's the bruckner going northbound right near country club road. we still have this accident. all lanes continue to be subject to closure as a result. you can expect delays off the throgs neck bridge. taconic going south right near pudding street, that's another accident being cleared away. and then we have the cross bronx east right near the bronx river parkway. there was an accident, it was on the service road. that has been cleared away. going over here to wisconsin highway east right near jericho turnpike, that accident is still with us. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. ken, michelle, over to you >> all right, heather, thank you. 6:10. still ahead on eyewitness news this tuesday morning, a hit-and- run driver is now facing murder charges. coming up at 6:30, a new video of the suspect accused of running down a popular business owner in brooklyn. a sightseeing trip turns tragic when a helicopter crash noose a mountainside. plus: >> three seconds at mid court. >> gives it to jenkins for the championship. [ crowd noise ]
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surveillance video shows smoke rising from the smoky mountains seconds after the helicopter went down. the tourist chopper burst into flames on impact, engulfing the side of a hill. the faa is looking into what went wrong. time is 6:13. in pennsylvania federal investigators have retrieved video and data recorders from the amtrak train that crashed into equipment on the tracks, killing two workers. the train which had departed from new york city was traveling 106 miles an hour yesterday when it slammed into a backhoe near philadelphia. officials say the track workers "made a mistake" and were on the wrong track. 6:14. let's just say last night's national championship game between north carolina and villanova had an ending fit for march madness. >> arcidiaconey. gives it to jenkins for the championship. >> the national champions.
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at the buzzer gave villanova this year's ncaa men's basketball crown, oh, look at that face. the wildcats beat north carolina 77-74 for the second title in school history. >> everybody has the confidence to catch an shoot, so when arch threw me the ball, one-two step and shoot them up sleeping in the streets >> okay. not everybody has the confidence or the ability. you're extraordinary. the winning shot had students on nova's on-campus arena partying like it's 1985. that is the last time the wildcats took home the title. as you can imagine, there was a lot of dancing, singing and bonfiring on the streets surrounding the villanova campus well into the night. they're probably still there. police say there were at least six arrests, though. about two dozen injuries during the refusalry. most were not serious, though, and there is wa a report of a police horse being assaulted as well.
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school day on campus, even though one would expect a few more absences today. well, tonight the women crown their champion and that crown is expected to stay on the heads of the connecticut huskies. u-conn is going for its fourth straight national title and 56th connecticut is trying to make it 11-11 in championship games. standing in the u-conn is old rival syracuse. the orange is playing for its first women's title. 6:15 right now. time to get a check on the accuweather forecast. is that the wind out there? >> you hear that wind? i was trying to cover up my microphone with the wind out here. it's tough. it doesn't matter what kind of microphone you have out here in this wind. we have a 28 to 30 mile per hour wind this morning. try to turn this way just a little bit. i figured out a way that the syracuse woman could beat u- conn tonight. don't give them the basketball. just hold the basketball the whole game. here we go, let's take a look outside this morning. it is cold, it is windy, it is mean out here this morning. mother nature is medieval.
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wind gusting to 26 here right now. the pressure has been rising, but that's because arctic high pressure is over us. yesterday's high was 45. normal is 57. today we're barely going to get to 40 today, but the real feel is the real deal, and we got temperatures now in the low 20s to the teens to the north and west. we are looking at winds here 9, 15, 22 miles an hour out of the north. the gusts have been up to around 30 already. so the real feels are in the teens except for the bronx. i think the meters are frozen and broken right there because everybody else in the teens. i mean, it's 10 at white plains, always a windy spot with a northerly wind coming right down into the meters. we got a freeze warning until 10:00 today. that's just an election from last night to bring the pets and plants indoors. we are going to be looking at what's high pressure building from the north today, and it's an arctic high, so as it comes in and replaces that clipper system leaving, we get all this win out here. we see the temperatures this afternoon, around 10:00 at the freezing mark. this afternoon they're in the
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know, that's 17 degrees cooler than normal for this time of the year, or colder than normal. but you look at the real feels this afternoon at game time at the stadium, 28 is the real feel. the wind will be out of the north. that blows right into home plate. so there probably will not be any home runs at the stadium today unless it's a roofian type shot. looking at the warm gear necessary today u. i give it a "d" for too dang cold. it's 41 and it should be 57 this afternoon. so the real feel is 30 today after being in the teens this morning. so the wind dies down tonight, 19 in the suburbs north and west. we have sun and clouds, not as cold tomorrow. it's a little warmer. we're around 48 degrees. here is your accuweather seven- day forecast. we're going to be looking at 60 on thursday, that's when we're going to be looking at, you know, also a shower and a thunderstorm with a cold front coming through. so by the time we get to the evening hours, you know, thursday we got another cold front coming through, and we're
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going to be some cold weather for the wean. temperatures in the upper 40s. so here we come, walking down the street. >> mush, mush. >> hey, i got the girls with me this morning. the little ones are siri and joyce and this is maxi-moose. i love the cold weather, show it. show me a move. "dancing with the stars." >> oh, my goodness. >> and we have the girls here this morning too. thanks for the little snack this morning. you'd think they'd never been fed >> yeah, ever. >> what did you say? i can't hear you. >> say i'm a polar bear. >> they love this weather. >> they're happy. >> so happy this morning. yeah. >> what did you say? i gosm cha. we're going to move on to heather. >>reporter: you can see this delay here. this is the cross island parkway going ontot northbound side getting into the whitestone bridge. now, we either have something happening at the whitestone bridge or this could be alternate volume with people trying to avoid what's happening on the north side of
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so let's go over to our maps. i've been telling but this one for a while. it's the bruckner north right near country club road you do have that accident. so all lanes are subject to closure. you can see that delay as you come off of the throgs neck bridge and traveling onto the cross bronx, going onto the northbound side of the bruckner. we are just bumper to bumper because of that. then on the taconic going south near pudding street we have an accident. you are also finding this east jericho turnpike a crash. e and f trains, fire activity at grand avenue. expect some delays and service changes. we do have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. michelle, ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 6:20. up next, check your lunch bags. a popular heart-healthy snack being recalled this morning. mpletion also new york state's controversial common core testing testing resumes today with some schools bracing for student hoss still want to opt out. and caught on camera, strong winds making for a dangerous drive through the new jersey suburbs. today's tech bytes, a new
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this morning, slashed on the subway, a robber pulls a knife on an unsuspecting strap hanger. we'll have a live report in the search for the suspects. and accident overnight involving a santation truck, rains glass onto the sidewalk in manhattan. and a teenager on a joyride leading police on a high speed chase. we'll show you how they got them to stop. and meteorologist bill evans returns with the frigid you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price.
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and traffic, beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast >> yes. the temperature at this hour is, you know, 26, 27, 28 degrees around, but it's the wind out of the north that's mean at 15 to 26 miles an hour. so we're looking at about 28, 29 degrees as the air temperature here on long island, 26 west hampton, 29 east hampton, smithtown 29. 27 bridgeport. but it is cold out here this morning with this wind that keeps cranking here at about 18 miles an hour making it feel like 18 degrees, rather. it's been cranking up there around 26 to 30 in some spots. so real feels around 10, 11, 12 degrees. and this afternoon it's only going to feel like the 20s to around 30 as the temperature hits 41 which is 16 degrees cooler than normal for this time of the year. we'll talk about the yankees weather for the home opener coming up this afternoon and the rest of the week's weather. heather is looking at your commute. weather then heather. how's it going out there? >>reporter: i was showing this camera the last time we spoke. you can see it is bumper to bumper.
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parkway and we do have an issue on the cross island parkway. let's go right over to our maps. it's the northbound side of the the cross island 14th avenue where we have that accident. here is your ride getting into the throgs neck bridge. you can see that delay coming right here, an then once you -- and then once you get onto the throgs neck bridge, getting up into the bronx, you can see the delay on bruckner north right near country club road where we still have that accident and that accident has all lanes subject to closure. so the throgs neck bridge is stopped and trying to get to the whitestone is another problem for you. as you go onto the taconic south right near pudding street, that is an accident. and we're also looking at naconsin highway east right near jericho turnpike another accident. the e and f trains fire department activity at grand avenue. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. michelle, over to you. >> thank you so much, heather. you've been telling us about police activity at jackson avenue all morning. trains once again are stopping at that station after a 26-year- old man was slashed on the subway. it's just the latest incident
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attacks across the city. eyewitness news reporter diana rocco has the latest from mott haven. diana, good morning to you. >>reporter: good morning, michelle. this is certainly something that has riders here very concerned this morning. that 26-year-old man is recovering from a knife wound to the head after he did not want to give up his backpack on the train, and police are now looking for two robbers who took off on foot. this all happened at about 1:15 this morning here at the jackson avenue train station. the 26-year-old man was heading southbound on the 2 train early this morning as the train pulled into the station, the man was approached by two men with a knife. they demanded his backpack. when the victim didn't give it up right away, they slashed him in the head anl the two men who are -- and the two men who are believed to be in their 20s then took off on foot wt backpack. the victim was take tone lincoln hospital where he remains in stable condition at this hour. police say slashings and stabbings are up this year over last citywide, especially on the transit system. this is something that is concerning to them, and they
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but it is also very concerning to riders we spoke with this morning who say they are worried. >> it's scary to find somebody slashed so early in the morning. it's too early to be getting -- nobody wants to get slashed early in the morning. it's scary. it's stopping me to think where are you right now? i'm up early everyday like this and it's scary and i have to be at work. >>reporter: so train service has resumed here as police conclude their investigation. that victim, again, is in stable condition this morning, and police now looking for two men in their 20s. we are live in the mott haven section of the bronx, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news >> diana, thank you. we're seeing new video this morning of a dramatic moment a tugboat sank off of the -- sank in the hudson river, killing three crewmembers. the 84-foot long tug sank last month after it crash into a construction barge near the tappen zee bridge. the body of one of the victims was found in the wreckage. the federal investigation into
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months to complete. ken. 6:33. for the first time this morning we're seeing new video of the man charged in the hit-and-run killing of a businessman in brooklyn. detectives say 24-year-old joshua cologne has a long record, 30 prior arrests. yesterday he allegedly was driving off with a flatbed truck belonging to 63-year-old phil delagrtzi. delagratzi chased down the truck when the thief stopped at a light. delagratzi tried to get into the cab of the truck, but he landed on the street and was run over as the truck drove off. family members and neighbors are shocked. >> heartache, shock, pain, and still as the reality hasn't set in for them -- you know, still, i see the truck and say phil's home. but phil's not going to be home anymore >> neighbors say mr. delagratzi was always caring, always attentive, always willing to help when neighbors suffered a loss or a death in the family. new this morning, a
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okay after his truck crashed inside a department garage. it happened just after 12:30 this morning at 57th street along the west side highway. police say the driver lost control and smashed into a second floor window. he was treated for a minor head injury. the crash led to a number of street closures while glass and other debris got cleaned up. we turn now to the race for president. hillary clinton will be campaigning today in brooklyn. clinton and her democratic rival bernie sanders have agreed to go face to face in a debate five days before the new york primary. they'll meet at the brooklyn navy yard on april 14th. sanders was born in brooklyn and clinton keeps her national campaign headquarters there. later today clinton will host what is being called a hillary town hall on women's issues with congresswoman evet clark and new york city's first lady, shirleen mccray. both sanders and republican ted cruz are looking for victories in today's wisconsin presidential primaries. that could give their campaigns a needed boost. if cruz wins all of wisconsin's
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would need to win 57% of those remaining to clinch the gop nomination. so far trump has won 48% of the delegates awarded. stay with eyewitness news and the day. we'll have election results 11:00. 6:35. the yankees kick off the 2016 regular season today for the second time. yesterday's season opener was rained out, you'll recall, in the bronx. no rain expected today, but you definitely need to bundle up quite a bit. sports anchor laura benke tweeted this fan of covered up with a tarp. it's currently in the 70s in tampa. dray clark outside of a chilly yankee stadium. >>reporter: good morning, ken. when the yankees closed out the season against the houston astros in that one-game playoff in the first of october, the temperature was in the high 60s. today for the home opener it's going to be 37 degrees.
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really, but still the big ballpark here in the bronx will be jam packed just as it always is for opening day. we're expecting 50,000 fans to pack yankee stadium for today's wildcard playoff rematch, if you will with the astros. the yankees will certainly be hoping for a better result than last october's 3-0 loss that ended the 2015 season. now, the gates open up here at the stadium at 11:00 and opening day ceremonies will begin sharply at 12:30. and fans will get to celebrate a bit of the past when the 2009 world series mvp mat szua throws out the ceremonial first pitch. as for today's game, today's game has masahiro tanaka facing cy young winner dallas keuchel. that's a rematch of the game playoff game last october. game time 1:05 here at the stadium. again, it's going to be very cold. we're expecting a high of 37 degrees. right now it's very cold here, especially with that stiff wind blowing through here. so you're going to come out and
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time, but make sure you wear your big coat, hat and gloves because it's definitely going to be a cold game. for now, live in the bronx this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news >> all right, dray, thank you. bill was saying it's going to be 37 degrees when the first pitch happens. >> get back in the warm truck, dray. >>reporter: you got t. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. say it isn't so. >> michelle, is that the cover of the post you put on your twitter page? >> yes, it is. >> i think that says it all >> isn't that hilarious? wait a minute. here we go. yank fans to freeze their astros off. [ laughter ] >> yes, they did. >> too nice. >> i'm glad you said that. here we go. let's take a look outside this morning. here we go. they're going to be looking at 27 degrees to start the day. cloudy skies, winds are north at 10, gusting to 22. all right. astros and yankees 37 at the time they throw the first pitch at 1:05, but the wind is out of the north at 10 to 20. so if you're sitting, you know,
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plate, the wind comes right in out of the north, right in your face, so be ready for that. it'll be cold. the real feels will be in the 20s during the game. a few clouds around this morning, a pretty sunrise. we'll have a lot of sunshine today. you'll need your sunglasses today. you'll need your sunglasses at the game, but this is an arctic canadian blend of air, and so the sun does very little to warm this air mass up. 37 at 1:00, 40, 41 this afternoon for a brief period of time, but the real feels will be around 30. so it's going to be a cold afternoon. it will warm up. we're going to get to 60. we'll talk about that and a look toward the end of the week and the weekend in your seven- day forecast. weather then heather every seven minutes. how's it going out there? >>reporter: if you're headed to the whitestone bridge, this is what you're going to get stuck in. we have newscopter 7 up above and john del gorno is here to give us an update of what's happening there by the whitestone bridge. good morning, john. >>reporter: good morning, heather. we've got first live pictures here from newscopter 7. this is a nasty accident. big delays now as you travel from the bronx into queens via the whitestone bridge. we see one vehicle that's overturned.
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that's damaged on the roof. it looks almost as if that overturned vehicle got up into the air and landed on the roof of that suv, and then there's a third car off here on the ramp from the cross island parkway. so there's an awful lot of activity out here. this accident is really just as you come off the whitestone bridge onto the whitestone expressway. this vehicle got tangled up in the accident and is now affecting the ramp from the cross island to the whitestone expressway as well. so we've got delays in all directions. the big delay now across the whitestone from the bronx into queens, it's a full span delay, almost all the way back to the bruckner interchange. look for delays also northbound on the cross island merging into the whitestone bridge. that also due to the same accident. heather. >>reporter: thank you very much for that, john. we are also taking a look at what's happening here on the bruckner. as you go north right near country club road this, accident has been with us for a while, so we do have all lanes subject to closure as a result of that. harlem river drive, so north of the george washington bridge up
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accident. all lanes are closed there as well. i'm wondering if there's some kind of icing conditions that are going on this morning from yesterday. we have the e and f trains, fire department activity right near grand avenue. that fire department activity is exwreet. we do have -- is complete. we do have street cleaning rules in effect for today. michelle and ken, over to you >> heather, thank you. new information this morning after another gun is found at a city school. three teens taken into custody on the upper east side. the charges they are now facing. this sun believable. caught on camera, powerful winds in new jersey knock a huge tree right into the path of an oncoming truck. and with temps feeling more like winter today, be sure to download our free accutrack weather alert to track the conditions in your town.
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6:43 right now. the union for school security guards says the arrest of three boys with a gun at an upper east side school shows mayor de blasio's decision to cut back on metal detectors is a bad idea. police were called to p.s.169 after a boy pointed a gun at a young girl. officers found the gun on another teen and a box of bullets on a third. all three teens are charged as juveniles with criminal possession of a weapon. the 13-year-old will also be charged with menacing in the second degree. new york state's common
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language arts will start this morning for grades three through eighth. the e.l.a. testing will run through thursday and the common core testing for math will be conducted from april 13th through the 15th. schools are bracing once again for parents who opt out of having their children test it. it's 6:44. dramatic video showing the moment a tree came crashing down right into the path of an oncoming truck in new jersey. check this out. a booten police sergeant capturing the scene at his dash cam video recorded this. sun believable. look at the timing of this. boom. severe winds snapping the large tree sunday morning on rockaway valley road. the tree fell directly into the path of an oncoming pickup, launching the truck into the air. thank goodness nobody got hurt. 6:45. "good morning america" coming up next. george stephanopoulos live in times square. good morning to you, george. >>reporter: boy, that was a close call there, right? >> crazy. and nobody got hurt. >>reporter: incredible. a lot coming up today, including that big vote in wisconsin, wisconsin primary pivotal primary right now.
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cruz looking fairly strong going into this, setting up a big showdown here in new york. as well we're going to get into all that this morning. also this morning, this vanderbilt football player on trial again. he was convicted of sexual assault last year, a mistrial declared, but he's back in court today. we'll have all the latest on that, dan abrams here to weigh in as well. and, boy, what about that villanova last night? look at this final, half a second left, and there it is, the win for villanova. we're going to have all the latest on that this morning as well. that's unbelievable. that is really awesome. all right, george, we'll be watching. >>reporter: see you guys >> a lot of people tired today watching that. 6:46. time to get a check on whrt whether forecast >> meteorologist bill evans side. >> keep me warm. don't move. >> who's this? >> we're keeping it warm here on the upper west side. everybody is hugging everybody. it's cold out here. let's take a look outside. we show you what's going on. here we go. we start out with -- we're looking to the east where there's clouds kind of going east and south.
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morning, we start to see these clouds kind of breaking up and clearing up, and we're going to be looking at some sunshine. humidities are dry, but look at that wind, northeast at 10, gusting to 22, pressure rising with this arctic blend of cold air coming over us out of canada. hard freeze this morning, temperatures have tumbled. we're looking at 40 today barely for about 20 secs. brisk wind out of the north and northwest today. we'll get warm this week, but we're going to have some rain and thunderstorms to come with that as we get going. so you see the temperatures off to the north here. they are cold. we're looking at 20s here. we're looking at a wind out of the north that makes it feel like the teens this morning. look at that wind, 15, 20, at times 22 miles per hour right out of the north and the northwest which is our coldest win. so windy except for the bronx showing 20s, but everybody has got teens this morning. 10 around white plains, a cold one in spots. 17 down the jersey shore. so everybody is in the teens. freeze warning until new 10:00. so some of those clouds pushing south and east now.
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we'll have plenty of sunshine during the day today. baseball weather. not! 37 degrees first pitch temperature. take your hand warmers, you know, feet warmers, everything. you'll see those hot water bottles in the dugout. we're looking at wind chills in the 20s. fortunately, you know, maybe our baseball players are used to the colder weather and not so much the astros who play down in houston. but we're looking at a temperature of 37 at 1:00. but the wind chill, you know, is going to be in the 20s. so it will be quite cold here for today. notice these wind chills by the time we get to the afternoon, right around 28. and then after the game 33. so, you know, it's not going to warm up a whole lot. you just gotta dress warmly sitting there in the stadium. it's going to be cold. the wind will be coming right into the stands from the outfield. 41 after school, kiddos. if you can wear some gloves in your sport, do so, you soccer players, field hockey players, all that, baseball players
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when you hit the baseball, you'll call that bees in the hands. 41 degrees, it'll feel like the 20s. tonight we're going to look at the wind dying down, a light wind, 25 the low, about 19 in the suburbs. tomorrow we got sunshine, 48. a little warmer. but our normal high is 57. and we'll finally get to 60 on thursday, but a front moves through with some showers and thunderstorms, a leftover shower friday morning. and then upper 40s coming up for this weekend. spring? >> far away. >> this is dangerous spring cold >> come on in, bill. thank you, sir. >> thanks. you. >>reporter: we have this extremely violent crash that occurred in queens. we have newscopter 7 up above. they just uprighted that vehicle. this was one of three vehicles involved in this accident. now, the accident itself happened whitestone bridge going into queens right at the whitestone expressway. again, three vehicles were
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one of those vehicles went across the grass andened up on the ramp from the cross island -- and ended up on the ramp from the cross island parkway getting into the whitestone expressway. so you can just see those delays coming across the whitestone bridge, and it is extremely messy this morning as you take the whitestone bridge, you may want to hop on over to the throgs neck bridge which i'm sure is going to start to pick up volume. but this delay, that is just insane. we also have some issues with our subways and it looks like that subway problem is the "a" trains and that's causing delays getting into broad channel. we have our street cleaning rules in effect. michelle, over to you >> thank you so much, heather. 6:50. a million dollar heist. the victim is from manhattan's diamond district. police hope this surveillance video helps to track down the suspects. and a whiled scene on the highway with a child -- and a wild scene on the highway with fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us
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the car's right front tire. that threw the boy out of control, spinning all the way around, as you saw there,ening up in the grass, eventually along the side of the road. 6:53. and another check of the freezing morning temperatures when we come back. and breaking news on the commute. a rollover caused a huge backup on the whitestone bridge. we're going to get an update from newscopter 7 hey what are you here for? you getting poked, prodded or pinched?? uhhh yeah, colon cancer screening. hey me too, second time. it's a piece of cake! that sounds good right now. it's no big deal. that's what everyone tells me. today there is more than one way to screen for colon cancer and it's easier than ever. if you're 50 or older talk with your healthcare provider and choose the best test for you! if you're 50 or older
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we have breaking news, a bad accident causing big delays in queens. >> let's get the very latest from john del gorno. john. >>reporter: that's right, michelle. especially if you're headed to northern queens up in the whitestone area, big accident this morning right where the whitestone bridge and the cross island parkway merge onto the whitestone expressway. it was a multi-vehicle accident. you can see some very severe damage on these vehicles. i'll tell you what, though, the crews have already cleared those vehicles out of the roadway which tells me there's no life-threatening injuries here. but looking at some of this damage, that's a pretty amazing story right there. we have two big delays as a result. one is on the northbound cross island parkway coming across the area over here to the whitestone, big delays that begin back by the bayside marina. the larger delay is here on the whitestone bridge traveling from the bronx into queens. you see bumper-to-bumper volume now, really at a standstill coming across the bridge into queens. use the throgs neck bridge, that will be your alternate this morning. we're live over whitestone, queens, john del gorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you so much, john.
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an early morning subway ride ended with a young man slashed and robbed on the number 2 line. >> eyewitness news reporter diana rocco live in the bronx. diana. >>reporter: ken and michelle, that 26-year-old victim is recovering from a knife wound to the head this morning. and it has left police looking for two men who robbed him. this all happened on the 2 train at the jackson avenue station at about 1:15 this morning. the man was heading southbound when he was approached by two men as the train pulled into the station. they robbed him of his backpack and slashed him in the head with a knife. he is recovering and in stable condition at lincoln hospital this morning. police are now searching for those two men. this did suspend service on the jackson avenue southbound side of the 2 train this morning for several hours. that has since resumed as police concluded their investigation here. we're live in mott haven, i'm diana rocco, channel 7 eyewitness news >> diane, a thank you. the yankees try again today to open their season after yesterday's rainout. and the best advice for fans, better dress up in lots of layers. it's going to be the yankees
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october's american league wildcard game. the last time they met, by the way, a nice 67 degrees. here's a live look at the stadium where it still hasn't hit 30. but at least it isn't raining or snowing, for that matter. by the way, yesterday's tickets are good for today. first pitch at 1:05. >> man, lucky people going to that game. [ laughter ] >>reporter: let's go right over to our maps. we're going to talk to you about a couple of subway issues. a trains signal problems. b and d trainses on the hat ha bridge. harlem river drive north right near dikeman street right north of the george washington bridge all lanes are closed with a crash there. >> all right. i'm going to be watching the yankee game from the sky box today where it's warm >> come on. >> i call it my living room. >> with a blanket and a pillow. >> it's what i want. 26 degrees right now. 25 in teterboro, 22 white plains, 28 in islip. this is going to be a chilly day for baseball.
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the real feels in the 20s. northerly wind will be blowing right into home plate. 41 this afternoon. we should be at 57 with a real feels around 30. we're going to warm up a little bit more tomorrow and more so on thursday where we could have a shot at some showers and a thunderstorm. we don't care it's cold. go yankees. let's go. >> whoa! >> thank you. i'm michelle charlesworth in for lori. >> i'm ken rosato. "good morning america" is coming up next. beautiful shot there from newscopter 7. stay warm, bundle up. have a good morning, america. deadly spring storm. whiteout conditions from buffalo to boston wreaking havoc on roads. a bus with dozens of college students on board this pickup going airborne as a bitter blast of cold air his the east. crucial votes. both donald trump and hillary clinton bracing for setbacks today in wisconsin as sanders and cruz rise in the polls.


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